(JAN 16) Tonya Harding has had her
scheduled boxing exhibition at Donofrio Entertainment's "TURF WARS"
cage fight event (on Saturday, January 24, 2009, at The Palace of
Auburn Hills, Michigan) cancelled, due to Michigan Commission
regulations concerning combining professional boxing and
full-contact cage fighting.
Harding, who will still be appearing at the event to sign
autographs and meet fans, says she is disappointed she won't be able
to put her rapidly improving boxing skills on display, but is still
looking forward to returning to Detroit.
"The Michigan Commission has a minimum number of rounds they require
for any professional boxing show," explains promoter Joseph Donofrio.
"And because this cage-fighting event is already packed with 15
scheduled bouts, there really is no feasible way to add in three or
four professional boxing matches as well."
Tickets for TURF WARS are available at the Palace Box Office,
Palacenet.com, Ticketmaster online here, all Ticketmaster outlets,
or charge by phone at 248.645.6666. A limited amount of VIP Reserved
Cage Side Tables are available by calling 248.770.6000.